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Examples of Business Proposals Mistakes

In a previous article, we talked about some best practices of business proposals layout and structure, and how to lay them out correctly. This article is geared for small businesses and freelancers who do sales and write proposals. Your proposal should layout exactly what you’re delivering plus the game plan for project management. Your business proposal should inform the possible client and excite them to give you money. Example of Business Proposals Mistakes Simple misspellings &

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How to Keep Outstanding Invoices from Killing Your Business

In a previous article, I talked about how to deal with unpaid/overdue invoices, but outstanding invoices are not technically late…yet. Outstanding invoices are unpaid but not quite late. As a business owner and guardian of the cash flow, you don’t want these outstanding invoices to become unpaid invoices, so let’s figure out how we can prevent that from happening. An outstanding invoice is a cash flow issue waiting to happen, especially for freelancers. I’m going to write this

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How to Write a Better Project Proposal

In a previous articles, we learned how writing an effective business proposalstarts with setting a clear expectation for a client & how to avoid Common Proposal Mistakes. Let’s continue to dig into this topic. Someone that can write effective project proposals probably learned from their past mistakes in client communications. Here are some of the most awesome names in web design and development giving their tips on how to write a project proposal. Industry Experts Tips On

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Price Increases – How to Raise Your Rates to Clients

Attempting a price increase on your hourly rate is a tricky situation. My dad, a long-time car wash owner, says, “Price is your throttle on the amount of customers you have. If you have more customers than you can handle, do a price increase.” So if you have too many customers, congrats, business is probably good. This is a good problem to have, let’s be sure to celebrate the stress of “too much work.” Price

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Free Invoice Makers, If You Like Working Hard

When I first went freelance in 2005, I generated my invoices from Adobe InDesign. I don’t think free invoice makers existed back then. I would create the invoice inside InDesign, and then send the client a pdf invoice via email this would make my job harder. Then take a copy of that pdf invoice and move it to an external hard drive (cloud storage like Dropbox didn’t exist then either). Eventually, that hard drive fried itself and

Collecting Unpaid Invoices the Easy Way

Struggling with Past Due Invoices? If you're looking for answers to any of these questions below you will find this article helpful. What is the past due invoice? How to make past due invoices How to collect past due invoices How to write a past due letter How to collect past due invoices How to calculate finance charges on past due invoices Are unpaid invoices tax-deductable and can be written off? Invoices... Yeah, we felt

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Business Proposals Templates Help Close Deals

Definition: A business proposal, sometimes called a “sales proposal,” is often the last step you’ll have to conquer to get a check from a potential customer. A well-written, clearly communicated proposal should result in a sale, which is a win-win for both you and your customer. Templated Structure Below is an outline for business proposal template. This is a common structure for web designers and programmers to lay their proposals out. This is an example from